You know, I’ve been what most people would call an adult for years now, but I still have a soft spot for all kinds of kids media, especially young adult fiction and podcasts developed with a youthful audience in mind. There’s something about the simplicity of story that allows for creativity, and though it’s been a while since the world has seen me as a kid, I’ll always be a kid at heart.
To appease your inner child, try some of these podcasts:
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel — a serial mystery in which a group of kids set out to find their missing friends.
Shabam! — Completely riveting science storytelling. If Radiolab had a little sister, this would be it.
The Show about Science — Six year old Nate interviews scientists about (you guessed it) science.
And a wildcard recommendation, since I constantly revisit the magical realism of Roald Dahl even into my adulthood: the Songonauts series from The Truth is a space traveling musical adventure. It’s not necessarily directed at kids, but the story is fun and easy to follow.
All the links in this article will automatically open in the RadioPublic app, so download the app for iOS or Android to begin listening. And if you’re seeking more personal recommendations, send the Podcast Librarian a note and I’ll help you find something you might enjoy.
Do you listen to podcasts with your kids? Tell me what else you’d suggest for a young podcast audience in the comments.